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Drones For Fun…

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Afri, Dance, Humor, Peace, Spectacle, Tech, Theater, Video, Wars |

… and neither for war nor for business! A collaboration between the Cirque du Soleil, Verity Studios and ETH Zurich. “Intimacy, wonder, playfulness and grace… Is there a future for this in the performing arts? Absolutely, we’re just getting started.” – Raffaello D’Andrea, Professor at ETH Zurich, Founder of Verity Studios AG – “Each of the quadcopters that you see in the film has a name, a personality and even some element of motivation.” Welby Altidor, Montreal, Canada (Executive Director of Creations/Executive Creative Director/Creative Content at Cirque du Soleil) [Clips Included]

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Why Care About the N.S.A.? The End of Journalism & Privacy

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in History, Human Rights, Ideas, Now, Politics, Tech, US, Wars, Women, World, Youth |

A short NYTimes video clip by filmmaker Brian Knappenberger (“it’s time for all Americans to decide how to respond”) answering these typical questions – with Daniel Ellsberg “the infrastructure for a police state,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Salon… : Nobody’s looking at my stuff anyway, so I don’t care. – Everything they are doing is legal. – Tech companies already track our data, this isn’t any different. – We need this to keep us safe. The NSA reach is worldwide, and endless (from some recent articles): – NSA spies on Italians from roof of US Embassy in Rome, magazine reports – NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show. + TWO EXTENSIVE ARTICLES ABOUT GLENN GREENWALD (& HIS BLOG) AND EDWARD SNOWDEN in CNET & ROLLING STONE […]

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